Employment Opportunities





PEN American Center is a community of 3,500 writers working to bring down barriers to free expression worldwide and to showcase the literary, journalistic, and artistic achievements made possible through creative freedom.

Past interns have gone on to find work at some of the most prestigious newspapers, advocacy organizations, publishing houses, and magazines in the country, including The New Yorker, Story Corps, and the Open Society Foundations.

A minimum commitment of 15-20 hours per week is required. Interns committing to 15+ hours a week may apply for a local travel stipend. Internships last between three and seven months (one or two semesters), giving interns the opportunity to participate in a broad range of programming.

PEN internships are unpaid and eligible for college credit. We discourage simultaneously applying to multiple opportunities, but if you decide to apply for more than one internship, please indicate which one(s) at the top of your cover letter.

Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Please inquire within each individual department.

2014-2015 PEN America Programming Internship 

Fall 2014 Executive Intern

Fall 2014 PEN America Editorial and Communications Internships

Fall 2014 Membership, Marketing & Literary Awards Intern

Fall 2014 PEN America Public Relations Internship

Fall 2014 PEN America Digital Marketing Internship

Fall 2014 Development Intern

Fall 2014 Authors' Evenings Intern

Winter 2014/Spring 2015 Legal Internship, Free Expression Programs

Winter 2014/Spring 2015 Internship, Free Expression Programs

Winter 2014/Spring 2015 PEN World Voices Festival Internship